Protocol Education is recuiting for their client SEND school in Maidstone-
Are you passionate about therapueutic SEND education? Do you want to make sure that all pupils reach their full potential and receive the very best opportunities and outcomes? If so, we are looking to expand our team of dynamic, enthusiastic and hardworking Teaching Assistants. We currently have a vacancies in our PMLD classes.
This is a successful outward looking and expanding Special School based over 3 sites in Kent. We are one of the largest special schools in the country with over 700 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs.
Due to an increase in pupil numbers we require Teaching Assistants to join our "Outstanding" client school. We are looking for drive, enthusiasm and potential to join our friendly, professional, positive and forward looking school. This is a great opportunity to develop your career by building on your current success. The working hours are 8.30-3.30, Monday to Friday, term time only. We have career paths for our Teaching Assistants. As a large special school we have a history of promoting our TA's to Senior TA's to HLTA's. For those that have a degree or working towards a degree we have a career path to becoming a Teacher. We have Teachers who started with us as TA's.
You do not need prior experience of working with pupils with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities) but you must need a passion for working with our pupils and a willingness to learn.
Successful candidates will either be experienced and successful Teaching Assistants who enjoy team working and taking responsibility or have worked in a Special Needs or child-based environment. Alternatively, you may have a passion for special needs and looking for your first opportunity. You will benefit from opportunities for further professional development and career progression as we value and support staff in all aspects of school life. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to inclusive principles and be committed to safeguarding children and young people.
All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.